Bicycle Wagga Wagga is seeking support for their petition for a safer cycling route.
Wagga Wagga City Council received an $11.3M investment from the State government to build a 51km network of dedicated cycleways across the city by mid 2020 as part of their Active Travel Network.
Unfortunately the objections of one neighbour are preventing the use of the disused rail corridor to provide a safe, direct connection to Forrest Hill. Using this public land would make bike riding far safer for children and families.
The proposed alternative eastern link to Forest Hill crosses a busy road twice, a school entry/exit with more than 300 daily traffic movements and more than 20 private driveways. This increases the risk of injury to riders, and this route costs more.
Bicycle Wagga Wagga have created a petition calling for the disused rail corridor to Forest Hill to be used instead, and they are asking for your support to help make bike riding safer.
“Wagga Wagga is an important case study for NSW because the creation of a network of safe, separated cycleways will be able to show us the mode-shift potential in regional NSW,” said General Manager of Public Affairs, Bastien Wallace.
“For behaviour to change, infrastructure needs to be safe enough for everyone to use,” said Bastien.
Bicycle NSW supports the efforts of Bicycle Wagga Wagga to reduce interactions between people riding bikes and motor vehicle traffic. Not only does this help bike riders, it offers the best chance to reduce traffic congestion.
To learn more and show your support why not follow the link and sign the petition.